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Family that won $4.7M in shooting death won’t get anything

January 3, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Months after a judge set aside a nearly $5 million judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit, another judge has dismissed it and it can’t be filed again.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 41-year-old Eric Pigues was shot and killed while standing in the parking lot of Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club in 2016. His widow, Toni Lorraine Ravinell, sued operator Salisbury Ridge Ventures and owner John D. Boyd.

The lawsuit asserted the strip club didn’t provide adequate security. In May, a judge granted a default $4.7 million judgment, but it was later set aside because the lawsuit was never properly served.

On Dec. 27, another judge dismissed all claims with prejudice. Boyd’s attorney, Amiel Rossabi, says his client was sorry for Pegues’ family, but wasn’t liable for his death.

Ravinell’s attorney couldn’t be reached.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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